Seven-seater Dacia Jogger will gain hybrid power in 2023

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Dacia’s new Jogger is on sale now, with prices starting at £16,645 for the seven-seater MPV. The firm also announced that the Jogger will be the first electrified Dacia when a hybrid model appears in 2023.

The Jogger is clearly lifestyle focused, with 200mm of ground clearance and SUV-inspired styling, which comes with plenty of features. At just over 4.5 metres, it is the longest Dacia model in the range and, like all future Dacia models, it is based on the brand’s CMF-B platform.

Dacia Jogger: interior and practicality

The 2.9 meter wheelbase (about 30cm longer than the Sandero supermini) allows up to seven seats, although the Jogger is also available as a five-seater. Rear-seat space is acceptable for adults and the middle row is similar, and while the 60:40 split-bench won’t slide due to cost and complexity, the seat bases flip upside down. front to improve rear access. It’s also a practical machine with good headroom, helped by a 40mm roof height between the front and rear of the cabin.

Other usability-enhancing touches include fold-down picnic tables on the front seatbacks that slide up to 70mm, and integrated roof bars with removable sections that can be rotated 90 degrees, taking a roof load of up to 80 kg.

Boot space amounts to 213 liters with all seven seats in place, increasing to 712 liters in five-seat mode, with a maximum load capacity of 1,819 liters available by removing the rearmost seats (an easy job , as we found, with each third-row chair weighing only 10 kg) and folding the second row down.

The Jogger offers up to 24 liters of storage space divided into the glove box, door bins (each holds a one-litre bottle) and a central lidded compartment, with six cup holders also offered.

Dacia Jogger: engines and powertrains

Dacia’s 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder is the sole engine at launch. It offers 108 hp and 200 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The biggest news is that the Jogger will become Dacia’s first hybrid model in 2023, with the car using the same 1.6-litre petrol engine, twin electric motor and 1.2 kWh battery configuration as the Clio supermini from sister brand Renault. Dacia claims that the Hybrid Jogger will spend up to 80% of its time on electricity in urban conditions.

The Paris Motor Show will see the Dacia Jogger range alongside the Groupe Renault-derived hybrid unit, ahead of sales from spring 2023.

Dacia Jogger: trim levels and design

There are three trim levels for the Jogger. That £16,645 base price is for the Essential model, which comes with air conditioning, cruise control, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking and a car docking station. smartphones.

Mid-range Comfort starts at £17,945 and adds body-coloured door handles and 16-inch alloy wheels, power and heated mirrors with dark metal finish, rear-view camera and automatic windscreen wipers .

The cabin kit for the Comfort specification includes keyless entry, power rear windows, upgraded materials such as satin trim and soft-touch steering wheel, center armrest and air conditioning. There’s also an electric parking brake, blind spot warning and an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The special limited-run Extreme SE trim heads the lineup at the moment. Starting at £18,745 this brings 16in black alloy wheels, front parking sensors, heated front seats, bespoke floor and boot mats, and upgraded Media Nav infotainment with sat nav and wireless smartphone mirroring.

If you want to maximize the family attributes of the Jogger, Dacia offers a camping conversion kit with a folding bed and a huge four-person tent.

There’s a family resemblance to the front-facing Duster, while some of the Jogger’s design details serve a functional purpose as well. For example, vertical taillight clusters maximize the width of the trunk opening for easier loading of bulky items.

Dacia Jogger: infotainment and technology

The Jogger has three different multimedia systems depending on the specification. The first is Media Control, which is based on a smartphone app, mirroring app content to a dash-mounted display. It’s a simple interface that controls your device’s navigation, media, and phone contacts.

Next is the Media Display system, which adds an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus a four-speaker stereo.

Finally, Media Nav adds integrated satellite navigation, as well as wireless smartphone connectivity, a six-speaker stereo and two USB ports, complementing Dacia’s latest technology.

Now read our review of the new Dacia Sandero Stepway. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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